Andrew Abbott's Blog

Friday, 2 November 2012

In the unlikely event of………………

Yes, we’re up for the cup again and, surprise surprise on a bit of a run at the moment although a few more wins would have been a bonus. After last weekends late late show to rescue a point the Imps will, presumably, be buoyant. Whether they should have been in the business of needing to rescue a point is another matter. Letting a lead slip out of their grasp is becoming a speciality but progress into the second round of the FA Cup would definitely be a pointer that happier days are round the corner.

City tied up Peter Gilbert’s short term future during the week and that is bound to please fans. City imploded at the weekend after a good first half but the defensive collapse after the break will have convinced Imps, not to mention the management of the need to have the defender, who has made a good impression so far, on board.

Walsall will, it goes without saying, present the sternest of tests for the five games unbeaten Imps but with Conference Premier Player of the Month Jamie Taylor looking to add to his impressive goal tally and if the defence can perform as they did in the first half against Stockport and particularly if they can avoid any early setbacks then who knows? City as giant killers, not sure I like the sound of that when referring to the likes of Walsall but that’s the way it would be expressed. Got to get there first.

City, of course didn’t even make it into the first round last season after that awful defeat to Alfreton Town that certainly brought it home to us Imps that there was a long way to go if we’re to regain our former status but with £18000 up for grabs for the winner, not to mention the prospect of a decent draw in round two there is every incentive to pull out all the stops to get through, not that they have particularly risen to the occasion when similar opportunities have arisen previously.

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